Listen. Seek first to listen. Seek first to understand. Don’t be so anxious to jump in and share your thoughts and opinions because you think it’s going to make you look better with leadership. Too many times we are so focused on how we are going to respond, wanting to make a point, and showing others that we are smart, competent, and committed. However, we don’t take the time to listen and understand. This is especially hard when you are passionate about a topic or subject.
Admitting Mistakes. One of the hardest things for anyone to do is admitting that they made a mistake and are wrong. Why? Because admitting you made a mistake may be seen as a sign of weakness, that you are fallible, and don’t have all the answers. Admitting you are wrong also requires you to learn and grow, which takes a lot of work and sometimes it’s not work we want to take on at the moment. It also requires strong emotional intelligence and vulnerability, it requires chang
Trust. There have been a lot of posts lately on remote work and tips and tricks for successfully working remotely. These are all great ideas such as over-communicating, using technology like webcams, instant messenger apps, and online meetings. Investing in a dedicated work space, taking regular breaks and creating a schedule and process that works for you are all great ideas. However, remote work comes down to a very important piece and that is trust. Have you created an env
Anxiety. It’s something we all get and each of us deal with it differently. Remember this when you have an employee reach out to you late at night or first thing in the morning with an emergency. While it might not be an earth ending situation, they may have been dealing with the anxiety all night and haven’t been able to sleep, or all day just waiting for the chance to connect with you. That’s why #EmotionalIntelligence is so important so you can take time for introspection